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Simshauser ’20: Rethinking Democrats’ strategy for 2020

April 4, 2018 0 comments

Following the 2016 presidential election — as the initial shock of President Trump’s victory began to wane — liberals looked to exit polling data, attempting to diagnose the exact factors that had felled Hillary Clinton’s ostensibly sturdy “blue wall.”

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Johnson ’20: Don’t romanticize destructive habits

April 3, 2018 0 comments

According to the American College Health Association, nearly one out of five university students is affected by anxiety or depression. There are many reasons why these disorders may be prevalent on college campuses, including smartphone addiction, the rising cost of college and mental overexhaustion. Nearly all students at Brown experience […]

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Overall ’19: The Israel Fund is undeniably political

April 2, 2018 0 comments

In late 2016, the Israel Fund was established at Brown. An endowment created from alum donations, the Fund seeks to support new and existing programs and courses centered on Israel.

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Foster ’19: Cooling towers won’t cut it

April 1, 2018 0 comments

The days are getting longer, and nor’easters notwithstanding, they’ll start getting warmer too.

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Aman ’20: Don’t ban laptops from classrooms

March 22, 2018 0 comments

I’ve put a lot of thought into how I take notes in class.

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Flynn ’20: The pursuit of happiness

March 21, 2018 0 comments

“Happiness, then, is apparently something complete and self-sufficient, since it is the end of the things achievable in action,” Aristotle said.

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Thomas ’21: Being present for the future

March 21, 2018 0 comments

Course offerings for fall 2018 were released a few weeks ago on Courses@Brown. As I searched through the classes each department will offer next semester, I got excited thinking of all the various combinations of classes that I could take. The next day, I shared my excitement with a friend […]

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Steinman ’19: Lead on, Hollywood

March 18, 2018 0 comments

It’s taken fourteen months, but President Trump has finally figured out what’s wrong with America. In a recent 5:25 a.m. tweet following the Oscars, he declared: “Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore — except your President (just kidding, of course)!”

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Miller ’19: Award shows are partisan echo chambers

March 18, 2018 0 comments

On Sunday, March 4, the 90th Oscar award ceremony took place, featuring a star-studded guest list, much laughter, long speeches and, of course, politics.

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Samilow ’19: Academic boycotts are bad for the academy

March 16, 2018 0 comments

A Supreme Court justice once said, in the context of the death penalty, that when a judge feels unable to apply a law because of his or her personal views, it’s time to resign and either launch a political campaign or lead a revolution.